Ji ‘nan “shou artist” : wood-block New Year engraving, ancient folk warm modern life

2022-05-09 0 By

Goh Seo-jo is rolling paper and printing New Year pictures.Set color pay attention to “one red two white three golden, colorful clothes.”New Year pictures are all opened from the walking of a knife.Gao Ruichao shows an online class of New Year wood-block prints in the Intangible Cultural Heritage Class.Goh soo-jo used reading to relax himself during his spare time.Gao Rui-chao inherits the skills of intangible cultural heritage people in meticulous carving.New Year pictures carry people’s longing for a better future.With the expression of fireworks, narrated excellent traditional folk culture.The collision of knife and wood carved the “Flavor of New Year” on the wood. The blend of ink and paper recorded mellow folk customs and unique folk customs.Traditional wood-block New Year pictures are a collection of ancient Chinese wisdom. Several blocks of different colors are responsible for printing the outline and corresponding color blocks of the same picture respectively. Thus, a wood-block New Year picture is born.This way of printing and painting originated from block printing, which first appeared in the Sui and Tang Dynasties and was an important invention of ancient Chinese people.During the Northern Song Dynasty, with the integration and development of traditional painting and woodblock printing, woodblock color overprint New Year pictures became mature and popular, and became an important independent type of painting. As a folk art, New Year pictures gradually integrated into people’s lives.In history, New Year paintings had a variety of names, the Song dynasty called “paper painting”, the Ming Dynasty called “painting”, the Qing Dynasty called “Picture”, until the qing dynasty literati Li Guangting said that “after sweeping the house, paste New Year pictures, children’s play”, “New Year paintings” from this name and continue to this day.In ancient times, as a folk handicraft to pray for good fortune and welcome the New Year, New Year pictures carried people’s longing for a better future.Every Spring Festival comes, every family will clean the courtyard clean, “after sweeping the house will paste New Year pictures”, people in the hall, bedroom, window, door and stove pasted New Year pictures, in order to welcome the spring nakfu.Gao Ruichao, the fourth-generation inheritor of zhangqiu intangible Heritage New Year wood-block prints, is creating and sculpting a work named “The Majestic Wind” in his studio in Zhangqiu district, Jinan, on the eve of the New Year of the Tiger.Gao Ruichao, 32, is beaming as he tells stories from New Year pictures.He said that the history of Zhangqiu New Year wood-block prints can be traced back to the Qing Dynasty. He was born into a family of New Year wood-block prints and was influenced by his ancestral skills.He has been watching adults’ paintings since he was a child, and now he is pleased to see the glorious reappearance of this ancient folk traditional art, from the countryside to the city and into thousands of households.He is not only the non-hereditary inheritor of New Year wood-block prints, but also a member of The Chinese Collectors Association and vice president of Qingzhao Peasant Painting Academy. He has accumulated his knowledge in antiques collection and painting and calligraphy research, and visited famous teachers in various places to constantly improve his skills and keep to the integrity and innovation, integrating himself into the creation of New Year wood-block prints.Zhangqiu New Year wood-block prints are carved with wood panels and ink color printing, with full composition, exaggerated modeling, vivid images, bright colors and rich decoration. They can be divided into traditional New Year paintings, woodcuts of Chinese sages and celebrities, folk New Year paintings, auspicious New Year paintings and theme New Year paintings.Gao Ruichao introduced that a New Year picture needs to be selected from wood panels, plate making, draft creation, paste samples, stereotyped, printing and other processes.To carve wood, you need to sit still and be careful. Every cut should not be careless. If the last cut of an engraving goes wrong, all the previous work will be wasted.The color printing process includes looking at the plate, punching the color, selecting paper, feeding, touching the plate, rolling paper, printing……Every link should be excelsior, in order to make a beautiful New Year picture on paper.In recent years, Gao Ruichao has brought his New Year wood-block prints into communities, scenic spots and campuses.In addition, the online “Intangible Cultural Heritage class” propagandizes and teaches the production technology of Zhangqiu New Year wood-block prints, so that more people can understand and like this craft, inherit the craftsmanship, and make Zhangqiu New Year wood-block prints alive…(Jinan Daily reporter: Lu Chuanquan) Statement: The copyright of this article belongs to the original author, if there is a source error or infringement of your legitimate rights and interests, you can contact us through email or wechat, we will promptly deal with.Email address: jpbl@jp.jiupainews.com;Wechat id: Jiupai6688 (Note to add and withdraw)